Our Curriculum

At Nightingale we provide a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum for all of our children underpinned by a development and progression of skills. We appreciate what our children already know and build upon this throughout their time here. If you have any queries regarding our curriculum or want to find out more please contact Phil Pearce on 0113 235 9164.

Academy

Overview

“I am an aspirational, resilient and confident learner and a caring and responsible citizen. I am respectful, thoughtful, ready and excited about my future”. We want every child to be…

Art and Design

Key Stage 1 By the end of Key Stage 1, all pupils will have learnt: to use a range of materials, including natural materials, paints and fabrics to explore colours,…

British Values

“Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the pupils…

Computing

EYFS Key Stage 1 National Curriculum Objectives: Digital literacy Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school  Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go…

Design and Technology

EYFS Key Stage 1 By the end of Key Stage 1, all pupils will have learnt: Design Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design…

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) comprises of nursery and reception. We provide challenging learning experiences, that help develop our children’s independence. Opportunities to practise skills through play, are abundant. Curriculum…

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

English

Starting with a focus of developing spoken English, we progress onto phonics, reading then writing. Phonics is our preferred way to introduce reading and spelling. For children from non-English speaking…

Geography

Children are exposed to a wide and varied Geography curriculum here at Nightingale. We encourage and grow the children’s interest in the world and how it came to be.  Key…

History

At Co-op Academy Nightingale, we want our children to have a good understanding of how our history has shaped our modern lives. We introduce children to different time periods as…

Maths

We use a range of resources from providers such as White Rose Maths to ensure we embed a mastery based approach which encourage children to secure their understanding of a…

Modern Foreign Languages

Key stage 1 Foreign language teaching is not required in KS1 but we will begin to integrate Spanish as the school’s taught language. KS1 children will have the opportunity to…

Music

EYFS Children listen attentively in different scenarios. They listen to stories – accurately anticipating key events and responding to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.  Children join…

Physical Education

Rising Stars Champions At Nightingale we use the Rising Stars Champions scheme that ensures we deliver PE to a high standard that covers national curriculum expectations. The way that Rising…

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

EYFS In the Early Years Foundation Stage, PSHE is referred to as personal, social and emotional development. This area of your child’s learning is concerned with wellbeing – knowing who…

Religious Education

Our work links to the Leeds Agreed Syllabus 2019-24 and the statutory requirements. We teach children about different religious beliefs, non-religious world-views and what we can learn from them. We…

Science

At Nightingale we encourage children to explore their own interests. Science is driven by investigation and curiosity.